Arcadis (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets, today 5 September 2017 announces that it has initiated a strategic review for CallisonRTKL. As part of this review, Arcadis will evaluate a range of strategic options to optimize the value of CallisonRTKL, within or outside of Arcadis, to provide the best prospects for our people, clients and shareholders.
Arcadis is sharpening its strategic focus and, as part of this process, has taken the decision to evaluate the options for CallisonRTKL. CallisonRTKL is an industry leading firm in urban design, architecture, retail and interior design. It is globally recognized as a thought leader in resilient urban development and sustainable design. It is a strong, well performing business, with a global top five position in Architecture and Design. In 2016, CallisonRTKL generated gross revenues of €326 million with an EBITDA of €31 million and CallisonRTKL is strategically and financially well positioned to grow profitably. CallisonRTKL has approximately 1,700 professionals in 23 offices in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Within Arcadis, CallisonRTKL has a distinct position as a (stand-alone) global organization, with an independent brand identity, a well-diversified client base, strong leadership and a bespoke culture of creativity, design and innovation. The existing joint projects between CallisonRTKL and other Arcadis businesses are a sound basis for business partnership going forward. Arcadis has retained Bank of America Merrill Lynch as financial advisor to assist in its review of strategic alternatives for CallisonRTKL.
In the months ahead, Arcadis will further refine its strategic ambitions and provide a strategy update on 21 November, 2017. Arcadis will update the market in due course on the progress of its strategic review of CallisonRTKL.